So I have mentioned quite a bit lately we are having some work done on the house
We had a section of the basement playroom closed in/off for Mark's office
That included a wall, door, and painting
Then the kitchen, dining, half bath, and family room painted
One of Mark's sales guys gave us a couple of names for contractors
We went with one, not because he was the cheapest
But because he was the quickest with the quote
He seemed like a super nice guy
And he is
Kind of slow
But the work has been excellent
I overheard he and his helper talking about singing in the church choir
That kind of guy
The last day
He had been showing up for work at 10am
On Friday he came at 8, hoping to catch Mark at home
Apparently there had been a misunderstanding on who was paying for the doors
We assumed it was included in the price
He and Mark had gone to Home Depot to pick it out
When Mark mentioned this to him, he said he would eat the cost of the door ($360)
In the meantime, he had hand written some additional charges on our bill
That I had on the fridge
He included this $360
Mark had circled on his contract where it stated "all materials included"
Jeff had noticed this and wanted to discuss
Problem was he caught me off guard
It was 8 am
I'm in jammies still
I have not brushed my teeth
I don't have on a bra
Come on dude!!!
(Hope this story is making sense)
Anyway, all he has left to do is paint the door downstairs
He is stressed out that he is going to loose this money
He claims he has already lost over $800
because Mark told him the ceiling were going to be the same color (as the walls) in the kitchen and dining rooms
Really, like it's $400 per room to have a second roller to paint the ceiling?
Get over yourself buddy
But I stayed calm
I HAD NOT BRUSHED MY TEETH
I told him Mark would be home at noon
They could settle up
He said he would be back then to paint the doors and talk with Mark
He never showed
Mark and I thought we would send him a check for the balance, minus the $200 for painting the door
Of course we would pay him for the door
We are not those kind of people to short others what is due
We were gonna send it certified mail, so we would know he received it
Then today, guess what the mail woman brings us?
A certified letter from Jeff
With a bill
A very padded bill
He nickle and dimed us for every paint stroke folks
He wants an additional $3000
He built 1 wall and painted 4 rooms
Mark is calling him
I wanted to
But I would tell him to
And probably a few other choice words
I will let you know what happens...
On other news.... I need to clarify my needs for Mark's birthday
His birthday is next week
The BIG 4-0
He will be out of town on the actual day
We are going to Dallas the following weekend
So he will get to celebrate with his friends
I need ideas on what to get him
And should I do a dinner the night before he goes out of town
Or wait until we get home?
Mostly what to get....
And ya'll are all so funny with the "have a party, invite the old folks"
"make it early"
I totally live in the old folks cove
But Mark's about to be old too!!!